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  • News 2 Investigates: Sewage Mistreatment follow up Play Video

    August 26, 2013 5:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - State agencies say there is an improvement in wastewater treatment facilities, but they still have a long way to go before they're in compliance. The Department of Environmental Quality says many wastewater companies operate private facilities that are not up to code. Some facilities, create a... more »
  • School system downplays toxin results in schoolyards Play Video

    August 12, 2013 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Harmful contaminants found on school playgrounds have parents worried about their children's safety. "I want to make sure my kids are safe at school," said Alham Saad. " And that this isn't going to affect their health." In February, News 2's Investigative Unit tested soil... more »
  • Investigation: safety oversight at water parks nonexistent Play Video

    July 31, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It appears there are few, if any, regulations for water parks in Louisiana. The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit looked into safety and requirements at facilities after a teenager drowned at Cajun Lagoon in Livingston Parish Tuesday afternoon. The investigation found while many things are... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Sewer mistreatment Play Video

    July 8, 2013 5:21 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Hundreds of wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana do not meet the environmental standards imposed by state agencies. People who live near them are proactive about calling state agencies to fix the problems, but say state agencies aren't doing enough to combat the problem. "We have the... more »
  • Breaux Bridge man dies in hit-and-run crash

    June 24, 2013 9:00 AM

    BUTTE LA ROSE- State police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash La. Highway 3177 south of Interstate 10 which claimed the life of a 59-year-old Breaux Bridge man. Troopers say shortly after 4:30 a.m. Saturday the body of Aubrey Talley Jr. was found in the middle of Highway... more »
  • 1 dead in shooting at Shreveport apartment complex

    May 8, 2013 8:58 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Shreveport police are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex. The shooting was reported Tuesday night at Shreveport's Cooper Road Plaza Apartments. Authorities responded to reports of a fight at the complex about 45 minutes prior to the shooting, but found nothing and left the scene. Police returned... more »
  • 2 killed in St. Mary Parish crash

    March 20, 2013 8:53 AM

    BAYOU VISTA- State police are investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the lives of two men in St. Mary Parish. Troopers say an SUV being driving by 25-year-old Bryan Mitchell of Houma ran off La. Highway 182 near Bayou Vista late Tuesday night and hit a utility pole. Mitchell... more »
  • Feds investigate leak of first lady's credit info

    March 12, 2013 12:42 PM

    LOS ANGELES - First lady Michelle Obama is the latest public figure to have her Social Security number and credit report leaked online by a website posting private data on celebrities and government officials. The FBI and the Secret Service are investigating the site, which has credit info on stars... more »
  • Coast Guard: No oil found after reports of inland spill

    March 11, 2013 11:47 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Coast Guard said they found no oil at the site of a reported spill near Plaquemine. Commander Quincy Davis said they were told Saturday an oil spill was spotted about 10 miles south of the Port Allen Locks. He also said the person who reported it... more »
  • Petraeus case shows FBI's authority to read email

    November 12, 2012 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Your emails are not nearly as private as you think. The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents to examine emails and computer records if they believe a crime was committed. With subpoenas and warrants, the FBI and other... more »
  • Police investigate deadly shooting

    June 27, 2012 6:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is dead this morning after a shooting in the North Baton Rouge area. It happened in the 1500 block of Scenic Hwy. at Ellerslie Drive just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers say they found the 21-year-old victim lying on the side of the... more »
  • 2 dead, child injured after multiple shooting

    June 8, 2012 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE -Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a multiple shooting this morning that left two people dead and a child injured. It happened at a home on Magazine Drive, just off of S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Few details are known at this time, but officials have... more »
  • Police investigate early morning shooting

    May 30, 2012 5:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are on the scene of a possible shooting in the North Baton Rouge area. It happened just before 4 a.m. in the 4700 block of Banks Street near Evangeline. Few details are known at this time, but at least one person was injured and... more »
  • 3 states investigate minister for secret videos

    April 3, 2012 3:17 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities in three states are investigating a traveling Baptist minister they say is suspected of making secret videos of women in bathrooms. Thirty-three-year-old Sammy Nuckolls has been charged with felony counts of voyeurism in Mississippi and Arkansas and police in Texas also are investigating. Nuckolls' lawyer, Ronald... more »
  • Authorities investigate late night shooting in BR

    March 27, 2012 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police in Baton Rouge are investigating a shooting that sent at least one person to the hospital last night. It happened in the 10000 block of Gerald Drive around 10 p.m. Monday. Few other details are known at this time. News 2 will bring you... more »
  • Slidell Police investigate deadly fire

    February 23, 2012 3:25 PM

    Police in Sildell are investigating a deadly apartment fire this afternoon. It happened at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at 2021 Bayou Lane. The apartment was fully engulfed in flames, when firefighters arrived. Once the fire was out, a body was discovered in the downstairs hallway. The body was... more »
  • Troopers investigate deadly bayou crash Play Video

    February 22, 2012 5:19 AM

    ST. AMANT - Two children are dead this morning after their mother's car ran off the highway and into a nearby bayou. Louisiana State Police say 28-year-old Raelyn Encalade was driving along Stringer Bridge Rd. with four young passengers around 10 p.m. Tuesday when her car suddenly ran off... more »
  • Officials investigate wellhead rupture

    February 13, 2012 7:31 AM

    PRIDE - Authorities continue to investigate what caused a gas wellhead to explode early Monday in the Zachary/Pride area. Lt. Doug Cain with Louisiana State Police says the wellhead, belonging to the Florida Gas Company, ruptured around 2:30 a.m. in the area near Peairs and Reams roads, just north... more »
  • Deputies investigate gun brought to Broadmoor Middle

    February 9, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators want to know why a student brought a gun to Broadmoor Middle School Thursday morning. Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said a student reported seeing two students with a gun. School officials found the unloaded .25 caliber handgun in the... more »
  • Deputies investigate fatal BR shooting

    January 31, 2012 2:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies are conducting a double homicide investigation this morning following an overnight shooting in the Glen Oaks area. It happened in the 5000 block of East Fairlane Court. Deputies arrived on the scene to find two men shot to death. Officials have not... more »
  • LSU researchers investigate ruins of Fort Proctor

    November 14, 2011 10:23 AM

    ST. BERNARD - An LSU architecture professor and a group of students are investigating the ruins of Fort Proctor in St. Bernard Parish. The team is working to document every aspect of the fort through drawings and photographs that will be archived in the Library of Congress. The fort,... more »
  • BRPD gives update on bar fight investigation

    August 23, 2011 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge today said arrests could come in a couple of weeks after a fight last week that witnesses said involved LSU football players. Sgt. Don Stone said today they will have to follow up on the information they got from interviewing the four... more »
  • State Police investigate St. Tammany head-on crash

    February 16, 2011 2:52 PM

    GOODBEE, La.- Authorities say a man drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on in St. Tammany Parish. State Police say it happened just before 6 a.m. Wednesday on Louisiana 1077. Investigators say 20-year-old Keith Thompson of Folsom was headed north when his car drifted into... more »
  • Lutcher stadium fire brings back memories

    November 15, 2010 6:59 PM

    LUTCHER, La. – As Coach Tim Detillier surveyed the damage caused by a late-night fire at Lutcher High School’s football stadium, he was reminded of a similar scene four years ago, when the school’s locker room was also burned. That’s the same year the Lutcher Bulldogs won the state championship... more »
  • Man found dead on New Orleans sidewalk

    November 15, 2010 8:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old man. Officers found the man laying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Emergency medical technicians pronounced him dead on the scene. Police say the victim's name is being withheld until family members... more »
  • Murder investigation in Baton Rouge

    November 5, 2010 9:36 AM

    Baton Rouge police are investigating a murder in the 3200 block of Victoria Drive. It happened at 9:45 p.m. Thursday night. Kyle Mack was shot to death inside his car. Police say he had pulled into the parking lot of an apartment complex when the suspect approached his car and... more »
  • BRPD: deadly shooting picked up by Shot Spotters

    October 26, 2010 11:03 AM

    Baton Rouge Police are investigating a deadly shooting that was picked up by one of the city’s shot spotters. 18-year-old Devin Tremaine Ford was found with multiple gunshot wounds last night around 7:50 p.m., and later died from those injuries. Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said a shot spotting device had alerted... more »
  • Did Katrina-Rita trailers hurt kids' health?

    September 23, 2010 5:23 AM

    RTI International of North Carolina will investigate whether children who spent at least two months in FEMA trailers after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have more skin or breathing problems than those who didn't. RTI will also study children whose mothers were pregnant with them while living in a trailer provided... more »
  • Feds to help NO police evaluate murder cases

    September 22, 2010 5:58 AM

    A team of federal agents will help the New Orleans Police Department in evaluating how the department investigates homicide cases and why the city's murder rate is so high. Superintendent Ronal Serpas asked the Homicide Technical Expert Team to come to New Orleans. The team will arrive Monday and go... more »
  • 1,700 pounds of copper stolen from Entergy warehouse

    September 21, 2010 2:21 PM

    Gonzales authorities are looking for the people who recently stole almost a ton of copper wiring from an Entergy facility. The wiring was stored in a warehouse on South Burnside Avenue before it was stolen just before midnight on September 16. Investigators said the thieves made off with 29 spools... more »
  • TPSO deputies involved in shooting

    August 26, 2010 9:13 AM

    Louisiana State Police are investigating a case involving Tangipahoa Parish deputies who shot and killed a Ponchatoula man. Tangipahoa deputies say they were executing a narcotics and weapons related search warrant at a home in Ponchatoula, when the suspect 58-year-old Charles J. Meyn aka "Booby" allegedly pointed his gun and... more »
  • Deputies investigate death

    September 23, 2009 4:43 PM

    Update: Deputies say 27 year old Joshua Jamal Alexander was shot to death. He was found by a relative inside a home on Becky Lee Drive in Baton Rouge before noon today. There are no suspects in this murder, but deputies say they believe drugs were involved. more »
  • Police investigate 3rd shooting today in Baton Rouge

    September 13, 2009 6:31 PM

    Police are investigating to the third shooting in less than 24 hours in Baton Rouge. Two men were shot and found in different locations off of Staring Lane. News 2 has a crew headed to the scene. more »

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